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  • WASHINGTON— Republican senators advanced legislation Thursday that would ease rules on smaller banks and other requirements of the landmark law reining in Wall Street and the financial industry after the 2008 crisis. But it received no support from Democrats, making its chances of Senate passage slim. Now tables have been turned by last November's...

  • They're not inclined to cut anyone else's salary, "said Barney Frank, the retired Massachusetts congressman, in a recent telephone interview. Frank cited leaders of top asset managers including BlackRock Inc, Vanguard Group and Fidelity Investments, which are often among the largest shareholders of S&P 500 companies. A spokesman for BlackRock said its team...

  • Economy still needs boost: Barney Frank   Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 7:05 AM ET
    Economy still needs boost: Barney Frank

    Barney Frank, CNBC contributor, and Larry Kudlow, CNBC senior contributor, share their thoughts on Fed policy, interest rates and inflation expectations.

  • Barney Frank: Banks too big for even the smartest CEO?

    CNBC contributor Barney Frank responds to Jamie Dimon's lament about regulation by saying if you're in a lot of different businesses, you're going to have to deal with a lot of regulators.

  • INTERVIEW- Barney Frank on practically everything Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Dec 16- Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. In Congress, he was the controversial Democratic leader on the House Financial Services Committee and was a co-sponsor of the eponymous 2010 Dodd-Frank act, which brought sweeping reform to the financial industry. REUTERS: What do you make of Congress last weekend...

  • No, Wall Street didn't win in DC this week Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Members of the House of Representatives leave the Capitol after a vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill in Washington, Dec. 11, 2014.

    Sure, banks got a change they have long wanted to Dodd-Frank, but it will come with huge costs, says Politico's Ben White.

  • Frank, Kudlow & Kudlow's imaginary GOP   Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    Frank, Kudlow & Kudlow's imaginary GOP

    Former Rep. Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow, debate the likelihood President Obama and Republicans will establish bipartisanship and legislate for the American people.

  • Barney Frank in praise of ... Ted Cruz? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    Barney Frank

    Barney Frank said Texas tea party Sen. Ted Cruz represents an evolution among Republicans in allowing same-sex marriage.

  • Tim Cook's announcement a 'matter of timing'   Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    Tim Cook's announcement a 'matter of timing'

    Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code senior editor, shares his thoughts on Tim Cook's op-ed piece where he says publicly for the first time he is gay.

  • Tim Cook's 'extraordinarily important' announcement   Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:16 AM ET
    Tim Cook's 'extraordinarily important' gay announcement

    Former Congressman Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), provides perspective on Tim Cook's essay where he says publicly for the first time that he is gay.

  • Kudlow: The Chinese are not our friends Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:32 PM ET
    The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York

    Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at the sale of the Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance company.

  • Combating Chinese cyberattacks   Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    Combating Chinese cyberattacks

    Former Congressman Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), and CNBC's Larry Kudlow, discuss the power of Chinese hackers and measures the U.S. can take to safeguard our defense and financial systems.

  • Economic debate: Kudlow vs. Frank   Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    Economic debate: Kudlow vs. Frank

    Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow, debate the health of the U.S. economy and if President Obama's policies have worked.

  • Student loan debt continues its climb   Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    Student loan debt continues to grow

    CNBC contributors Larry Kudlow and Barney Frank discuss the rising amount of debt from student loans.

  • Barney Frank versus Larry Kudlow   Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    Barney Frank

    Could a Republican win in the upcoming congressional elections be bad news for business? Former Rep. Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow, debate why a win for the GOP does not mean a win for American jobs and companies.

  • Barney Frank heads to Tribeca Film   Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    Barney Frank heads to Tribeca Film

    Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), discusses the documentary about his career and personal life. Frank is the first congressman to come out as gay and legally get married while in office. The film premiers Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • Barney Frank: Should have hearings on HFT   Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Barney Frank: Should have hearings on HFT

    Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank, weighs in on the controversy over dark pools and high-frequency trading. Frank says if he were chairman he would be investigating how high-speed trades are conducted.

  • Barney Frank: American institutions don't escape regulation outside of US

    Former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank reacts to the Federal Reserve's annual bank stress tests. 29 out of 30 of the participating banks met its requirements.

  • Barney Frank: Great deal of skepticism about government

    Former Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA), discusses President Obama's budget for 2015 where he plans on eliminating tax breaks tied to the wealthy. Frank also weighs in on job creation and income inequality.

  • Berney Frank: Arizona's right-to-discriminate bill is 'stupid'

    Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank discusses the ramifications of Arizona's controversial bill that would end up hurting instead of protecting citizens' rights.